Re:connections

February – April 2019

Re:connections is an exciting collaboration with researcher Jenny Peevers, whose practice explores the interaction between art, people and place.

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Jenny has kindly summed up the project below:

Re:connections is a creative exploration into people’s sensory connections to where they live, through playful arts activity which prompt dialogue. We have received funding from Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England to deliver a range of activities including:

  • Dialogues: A series of artist led walks with residents in the Lee Bank area of Birmingham, exploring their sensory connections to the area. These took place in October 2018.
  • Dialogues Assembled: two events for participants and local residents, where materials and conversations gathered from the walks will form an interactive, experiential map: a sensory and material experience of the Lee Bank area.  (From February to May 2019)
  • Presenting Dialogues: An event with artists and urbanists to debate the artists role in place making and the potential value of the Re:connections project to wider housing and regeneration discourse.

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The Re:connections project is devised and directed by Jenny Peevers,  in partnership with Creative Health CIC.  Artists include Claire Hickey, Emily Warner, Kaye Winwood and Jieling Xiao.